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binding

(bīnd'ing),
The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (for example, whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).

binding

The specific adherence of a molecule to one or more others, which reflects complementarity between between them—e.g., enzymes binding to substrates; antibodies to antigens; DNA to complementary strands of nucleic acids.

bind·ing

(bīnd'ing)
The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (e.g., whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).

binding,

n a reversible combination of various drugs with body constituents such as plasma proteins.

binding

1. holding separate units together.
2. in meat hygiene terms, the capacity to absorb and retain water.

binding element
a specific sequence in DNA, usually less than 10 nucleotides, to which a particular protein binds; the tertiary structure of the sequence also influences the binding.
binding quality
a measurement of the binding capacity of a sample, e.g. of meat.
binding test
is used to measure amounts of antigen or antibody by measuring the amount to which it is bound in an immune complex either directly (primary), after separation by precipitation, agglutination or complement fixation (secondary) or the in vivo effects (tertiary).

Patient discussion about binding

Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at www.mobility-advisor.com.

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The European Parliament's report on Wider Europe (see European Report 2822) duly paid some recognition to recent developments, welcoming "the joint initiative of all parliamentary parties to call for support for Moldova's desire for EU integration, which is increasingly becoming the binding element in the country".
MOUs are effectively signals that convey a mutual interest in doing something --be it commercial or otherwise--but they typically have no binding elements for either side.
Garrison focuses on Banks's juxtaposition of the open, progressive society known as "The Culture" with the oppressive and binding elements of the "Empire of Azad" to speculate on Scotland's changing position in relationship to national identity and locality.
In particular, their analysis focused on a previously unexplored linker sequence between two DNA binding elements of the protein.